Globe Telecom sees HSDPA as tool in battle to gain internet users

29 Aug 2007

Filipino mobile operator Globe Telecom has launched a wireless broadband internet service for home users over its High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network, reports local newspaper the Inquirer. Having already targeted the mobile market, the company has now introduced a wireless HSDPA terminal that connects directly to its advanced network via a fixed connection in the user’s home. The company is charging PHP995 (USD21.23) per month for an internet-only connection, or PHP1,295 with an additional landline connection. Globe’s HSDPA-enabled wireless offering will compete head-to-head with Smart Bro, a service offered by PLDT cellular unit Smart Communications.

Philippines, Globe Telecom (incl. Innove)